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(1914) Wheat That Is Regular Looking At It In Regular Light But In The Right Angle It's Rainbow

 
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 Posted 10/22/2021  5:20 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Jameshuntt to your friends list Get a Link to this Message




Could this be a proof coin or is it unlikely I've just never seen a wheat look so normal then at the right angle produce rainbow colors

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 Posted 10/22/2021  5:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a very impaired proof, no cigar in this case, unfortunately.
Instead,
a rather well worn coin that has done good and faithful service, that was polished with metal polish to make it shine.
Polish was done some years ago, and the coin has almost completely re patinated back to it's original brown color.

Good photography.
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 Posted 10/22/2021  5:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cleaned cents will often look a bit iridescent at an angle to the light.



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 Posted 10/22/2021  8:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is a cool looking surface to this coin @jam, but I agree that this iridescence has nothing to do with the minting process.
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 Posted 10/22/2021  8:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a proof. Copper coins can tone in many different ways. I have one that is deep purple when titling to the light source.
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 Posted 10/23/2021  11:59 am  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Appears to have been cleaned.
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 Posted 10/23/2021  1:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jameshuntt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all very much honestly I'm really into pennies and a few other denominations but I'm not educated at all when it comes to determining if something is a proof strike or not so all the feedback was very helpful I guess I just have to wait until one day I either buy a proof wheat or find one so I have one to compare other questionable coins too and have a baseline for what to look for
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 Posted 10/23/2021  11:06 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good luck in your hunt and thanks for sharing your coin!
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 Posted 10/23/2021  11:11 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Proof Lincolns look very different from the business strikes. The early proofs 1909-1915 can be difficult to distinguish from business strikes because the hubs and dies were fresh. You can google for images of those and you'll see the difference.

https://www.google.com/search?q=191...ih=682&dpr=1
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